Hulk completes move to Shanghai SIPG

Brazilian star Hulk has completed his move to Shanghai SIPG after passing his medical on Thursday, the Chinese Super League club confirmed.

A club spokesperson confirmed to the media that a press conference will be held on Friday to unveil “the Incredible Hulk”, who joins from side Zenit St Petersburg.

Hulk has been capped 48 by Brazil, scoring 12 goals in the process.

A versatile forward equally comfortable playing on the right wing or as a striker, the Brazilian has spent four years playing in Asia as a youngster.

He was signed as a 19-year-old by Kawasaki Frontale, he spent time on loan at Consadole Sapporo and Tokyo Verdy over the next three years, before making the move to the latter permanent in 2008.

Later that year, he moved to Portuguese giants FC Porto, where he spent four successful years before leaving for Zenit in 2012.

In 427 club appearances, Hulk has scored an impressive 238 goals.

Whilst the Russian media have reported that the deal for the 29-year-old amounts to 55-million euros (Sh6.1-billion, $61-million) the spokesperson said that the fee was “not that high”.

Regardless of what the final fee is, it could break the Asian transfer record of 50 million euros, which Jiangsu Suning paid for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Alex Teixeira earlier this year.